Hi Sarah. What you decide to do in your kitchen will probably depend on whether your son is truly allergic to gluten or non-tolerant. With an allergy, one needs to have separate pots, pans, skillets, etc., separate for the gluten and non-gluten foods. If he is non-tolerant (as I am), he probably needs to totally avoid eating gluten, but isn't so sensitive when it comes to cooking utensils. There are a lot of healthy non-gluten flours and foods, and eating a lot of non-starchy fruits and vegetable is good for both type 1 and celiacs. However, it can be difficult to eat out, to go to potlucks, go to parties... You can google a lot of good information on the internet. There is a good magazine called Living Without, which has articles and recipes and a website (livingwithoutmagazine.com). Good luck--and your son really will feel better when he is off gluten if it is the problem.